Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.)
Knight Grand Cross, Order of St. Michael and St. George (G.C.M.G.).
a British military engineer who saw service, as Second Captain, in South Africa.
In 1858, as a Major, he was appointed Secretary of a Royal Commission set up to examine the state and efficiency of British land-based fortifications against naval attack; and this led to further work in Canada and South Australia.
From 1875 to 1888 he was, consecutively,
Governor of the Straits Settlements,
Governor of South Australia and
Governor-General of New Zealand.